What I've not seen much of is anyone asking the question "What were the religions seeking to distract the masses from?" If one wants to gain power over people, then separating them from their own true power is necessary. So what have the religions been distracting and separating the people from. The answer points to the source of our true power.
I look to what universally touches our hearts and soul. What lifts up our life force within each and every one of us and fills us with inspiration? It's the sunrise and sunset. Gazing at the night sky full of stars and the moon. Hearing the sound of the waves crashing on the beach and seeing the ocean spread out beyond the horizon. The sounds of the wind rustling through the trees. the birds in song, crickets chirping in the evening, water babbling over the stones of a stream. The smell of flowers in bloom and the earthiness of the forest. Dolphins swimming. A flock of birds flying overhead. A newborn baby. It is the natural world that universally touches, inspires us, fills us with awe and majesty. The natural world that is the creation of the Divine Creator.
When we commune with the natural world we are communing directly with the prime Creator.
Communication with the natural world of the Creator. Wikipedia defines: Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another. Communication processes are sign-mediated interactions between at least two agents which share a repertoire of signs and semiotic rules. Communication is commonly defined as "the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs".
Share a repertoire of signs. An interchange of thoughts. And I would add of feelings too.
I read a really interesting post on What They Don"t Tell You last week with a beautiful prayer suggested by Masaru Emoto for the wildlife of Gulf of Mexico. Reading it reminded me about his research documenting that water responds at the molecular level to our emotions. But not just water. Remember the research documenting that plants respond to our touch, our voice, and to music? I'd read somewhere about plants responding to us many years ago. Today I went searching and found a 1997 interview with Cleve Backster, discussing his research findings about how plants respond to us. Really interesting. He found that plants respond immediately to our thoughts. The glossed over version of his research that I probably read in a magazine in a doctor's waiting room never conveyed the depth of plants' responsiveness that he discusses in the interview.
The Truth is that our thoughts and feelings, as well as our expressions and action, affect everything in the natural world around us. Everything responds to what we vibrate, both internally and externally. We communicate continually and are heard and responded to. This process of communication goes on without interruption even though our awareness of it has been deadened and conditioned out of us. I'm still grocking the magnitude of what our continuing communication with the natural world means. It's huge.
We've been conditioned to deny our communication with the natural world. People are labeled as crazy if they believe they can speak with plants, water, or a rock. This goes back to the purpose behind creating the religions. By leading people to believe that God resided in a church or temple, that we learn about the creator through books, and that priests were ordained to interpret God's communications for us, we were separated from our direct communication with the Creator. We were distracted from our true, ongoing communication to the point that we lost the awareness that it was happening, we lost our ability to consciously take part in the conversations.
Now we are waking up and our awareness is expanding. We can work to re-tune our senses and bring our ongoing communications with the natural world of the Creator into our conscious awareness and participation.
There is wonderful series of statements I found recently on the Angel Card site. It takes on even greater meaning when considered from the perspective of our continuing communication with the natural world:
You Are Important.
Your Thoughts Create.
Your Actions Matter.
Your Presence Changes Everything.